16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Fly
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Salo
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rosala
— 1 night
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Drive to Turku Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kimito Island
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Bring the kids along to Turku Castle and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Next up on the itinerary: browse the collection at Turku City Library, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, make a splash at JukuPark Turku, and enjoy the music at Sibeliusmuseum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning website.

Brisbane, Australia to Turku is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Turku. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect Turku to be cooler, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:

2
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Uusikaupunki

Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse.

Make your Uusikaupunki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In December in Uusikaupunki, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salo.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

2
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Salo

Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Teijo National Park. Keep things going the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Muurla Design Marketing Oy, then don't miss a visit to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, then steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Salo trip app.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Salo in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salo are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Salo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

1
night
Rosala

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rosala trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Salo to Rosala takes 2.5 hours. December in Rosala sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

2
nights
Kimito Island

Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Rosala to Kimito Island with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

Southwest Finland travel guide

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Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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